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Old 02-02-2002, 07:35 AM   #1
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Worlds Worst distributions


without a war (i'll kill the thread if it starts..) what are the lamest, most poorly designed distro's for various reasons? not a case of 'i couldn't make slackware work' or 'why doesn't lfs have a graphical installer?'

i think my vote has to go for Lycoris (formerly Redmond). What an utter bloated mess. It spends all it's time trying to deny it's linux. they even found their own XPants style field photo for their screenshots. They give a very limited outlook on what it can do, and generally seem to miss the point of linux.

obviously there is a form of remit in that it's aimed at windows dummies... but that's not the point i think.

any other ultra-lame distros for various reasons? I'd also nominate the thankfully dead corel distro... ick.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 09:20 AM   #2
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I would have to say Corel...
 
Old 02-02-2002, 09:34 AM   #3
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Corel IMHO.

Don't ask me why. I think that it's cus it was an attempt from an established commercial company, which doesn't really go well with a Linux distro.

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Old 02-02-2002, 09:42 AM   #4
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i think i see a trend emerging!

corel was the very first distro i ever used, and i got the impression that it was very badly made. but i knew nothign about linux, so I can't really give a reason. I had a few really freaky thigns go wrong with it (framebuffer issues i think) but i've neevr seen anything like them since, and have no idea what they were...
 
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...any distro that comes from a magazine.
 
Old 02-02-2002, 06:00 PM   #6
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...any distro that comes from a magazine.
?? as in.... the full version of slack 8 i got of a pc mag last week?
 
Old 02-02-2002, 07:45 PM   #7
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The wosrt that I have seen is any REDHAT over 6.0 as they do not work with any of the SIS chipsets

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Old 02-03-2002, 02:31 AM   #8
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i've lost count of the number of strange problems we've seen courtesy of mag distros. slack's probably an exception.

i was thinking more along the lines or an EZ-linux distro that comes with a flavor-of-the-month mag.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 06:15 PM   #9
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just out of curiosity, what mag is giving away slackware 8?
 
Old 02-03-2002, 06:16 PM   #10
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pc plus. uk.
 
Old 02-03-2002, 10:32 PM   #11
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In my experience. the worst ever release (or the worst i have ever used) was redhat 7.0

between the buggy gcc, the update feature being broken, and various other buggy and broken beta software, i think its safe to say i didnt even bother keeping my disks
 
Old 02-04-2002, 10:06 AM   #12
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I personally dont like Red Hat that much.

Mandrake and SuSe are pretty good.
 
Old 02-04-2002, 10:16 AM   #13
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I personally dont like Red Hat that much.

Mandrake and SuSe are pretty good.
ahh c'mon whacker, that's lame! REAL reasons!
 
Old 02-04-2002, 02:07 PM   #14
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OK fine!

I tried Red Hat before, and I found the installation slow, and it did not do a good job of hardware detection. I also do not think it gave me quite as many apps either.

Now Mandrake did detect everything for me, and gave me alot of programs to play with. SuSe also did, although it did not like my video card much, so my boyfriend tweaked it for me.
 
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whacker... nah.... 'not enough apps' doesn't qualify it! you obviously never used corel... you'd know what i mean if you did...
 
  


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